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Rather than discuss the merits of the doctrine it condemns members for acting against their judgment and conscience and, almost in the next breath, reminds them that disunity is death.
by Max Atkinson - 5/10/2016 - 4 comments
The alarming aspect of identity politics is that as a response to discrimination it becomes discrimination's other side.
by Peter Sellick - 28/09/2016 - 11 comments
While both parties have rebuked Sam Dastyari, and Labor is talking about banning foreign donations, neither is interested in substantive reform.
by Max Atkinson - 13/09/2016 - 3 comments
The great political party, The Liberals, formed by Robert Menzies seven decades ago, is in its death throes. It has been assassinated by right wing zealots.
by Everald Compton - 2/09/2016 - 60 comments
Anti-democratic movements whether left or right have much more in common with each other than their democratic left and right opponents.
by William Hill - 1/09/2016 - 21 comments
There is also a need to explain just how bad the present system is, with no limits on spending by multi-millionaires like Clive Palmer, and no constraints on donations from any source.
by Max Atkinson - 26/08/2016 - 10 comments
In Britain it was clear to me at once that their politics, despite the apparent similarity of parties called ‘Labour’ and ‘Labor’, was not the same as ours.
by Don Aitkin - 17/08/2016 - 6 comments
Taking a utilitarian point of view, 18c protects the happiness of minorities, and therefore it would be wrong to abolish it.
by Peter Bowden - 16/08/2016 - 49 comments
Built into the ‘conservative’ frame of mind is also a preference for, or a kind of belief in, the notion of an organic society, which is not just a set of individuals.
by Don Aitkin - 15/08/2016 - 25 comments
The ability to take someone else’s perspective and empathise are important motivators of 'pro-social' behaviour; that is, actions that promote social acceptance and friendship.
by Rivka Witenberg - 4/08/2016 - 26 comments
University campuses are covered in myopic campaign gatherings against 'that Hanson woman'. The time she therefore receives in terms of interest and coverage tends to be out of all proportion to her actual relevance.
by Binoy Kampmark - 3/08/2016 - 20 comments
The long journey of the human species is what sort of story? For those on the Left, it is the story of human progress.
by Don Aitkin - 3/08/2016 - 42 comments


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